2013, you were magical. Challenging, but magical. This past year has been one of so much growth for me – personally and professionally. From moving cities to making new friends to stepping up a rung on the career ladder, 2013 has been one of my best years yet. I’ve been promoted (even though I was leaving my job), I’ve made some amazing new friends and I’ve been exposed to a whole world that I didn’t even know existed. I’ve successfully made it through a year in an advertising agency, even if I have decided to go back to study. I’ve reconnected with old friends on levels that I didn’t think were possible. I’ve studied while working full time – not an easy feat, but I made it through. I learned that the only person I can truly rely on is myself, but I’m supported by a loving and generous family and amazing friends and mentors.
There’s still been tears and fears and doubts, but 2013 – you really killed it. The best part is that 2014 can only get better. Going back to study will be mentally reinvigorating. It is a big change, but a familiar change. Being on my own agenda will be liberating. There is uncertainty about what I’ll do after I finish study, but honestly? It’s exhilarating. I’m at a point in my life where I can do what I choose. I’m not beholden to a career or financial obligations, I don’t have a partner to consider and I’m incredibly lucky to have the support of those close to me.
I hope your 2014 is going to be as amazing as I’m planning on making mine – do you know what’s in store for you?